Egypt’s Foreign Minister Samih Schukri met his Turkish counterpart for the first time in ten years.
After years of the ice age, Egypt’s foreign minister has visited Turkey . On Monday, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu expressly thanked his Egyptian colleague Samih Schukri for his solidarity in the face of the earthquake in south-eastern Turkey.
“Friendship and brotherhood are seen in difficult times. The Egyptian state and people have once again shown in these difficult times that they are the brother of Turkey and the Turkish people,” Çavuşoğlu said at a joint press conference in Adana, southern Turkey. Shukri had previously visited Syria, which is also affected by the earthquake disaster .
Relations between Cairo and Ankara have been on hold for years – but both sides have recently come closer again . The political dispute escalated in 2013 after the Turkish government repeatedly described the army’s ouster of the then Islamist Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi as an illegitimate “military coup”. Ambassadors from both countries were withdrawn that year.
Source : dtj Online